Ohio State vs Georgia Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for College Football Playoff Peach Bowl (Back Dawgs Defense)

Adam Taylor McKillop
Ohio State vs Georgia odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Ohio State vs Georgia College Football Playoff Semifinal Peach Bowl Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Playoff Semifinal — Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) vs. No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (13-0)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, GA
Coverage: ESPN

The stage is officially set. The College Football Playoff committee released their final 2022 rankings, setting the final four for the annual tournament to crown a national champion. The Georgia Bulldogs walked away with the No. 1 overall seed after stomping LSU by 20 points in the SEC Championship on Saturday. Georgia is a perfect 13-0 and looks to defend their 2021-22 national title.

Ohio State, meanwhile, enters as the No. 4 seed. They are 11-1 on the year after having lost to Michigan one week prior to the Big Ten Championship. Michigan ended up taking home the Big Ten Championship trophy and the No. 2 seed in this playoff.

Ohio State vs Georgia Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: OSU: (+210) | UGA: (-260)
Spread: OSU: +6.5 (-105) | UGA: -6.5 (-115)
Total: 59.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win National Championship: OSU: (+360) | UGA: (-130)

Georgia enters this 1vs4 semifinal as a clear favorite, and they happen to be playing the "neutral site" bowl game very close to home in Atlanta, GA. Georgia is favored by 6.5 points on the spread, considered -260 moneyline favorites, and the over/under sits at a lofty 59.5 points.

Ohio State vs Georgia Prediction & Pick

This matchup features a pair of powerhouse teams, but ones that play very different styles of football. Georgia is looking to defend their national title from a year ago and ranks second in the country in terms of points allowed at an outstanding 12.77 per game. Georgia also ranks ninth in yards allowed.

On the other side is the ferocious offensive attack of the Buckeyes. Ohio State ranks second in the country in points scored and sixth in yards per game. Quarterback C.J. Stroud is still one of the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy and the offense hums behind his leadership.

Michigan and their top-10 defense showed what a stalwart defensive front can do to the Buckeyes' offense. Stroud ended up tossing 349 yards but threw to costly interceptions in the defeat. That proves the difference.

Final Score Prediction: Ohio State: 20 | Georgia: 27

Ohio State vs Georgia Betting Trends

- Ohio State is 5-6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its 12 games this season.
- The total has hit the over in nine of Ohio State's 12 games this season.
- Georgia is 7-6 ATS in its 13 games this season.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Georgia's 13 games this season.
- Georgia won last year's National Championship and this is their third appearance in the College Football Playoff.
- Ohio State won the initial CFP National Title in 2014-15 and makes their fifth CFP appearance.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Best Bet

While the Georgia defense is dominant, once again, their offensive attack cannot be overlooked. Georiga ranks 11th in points on the back of 284.9 (19th) passing yards per game from quarterback Stetson Bennett. The team also touts three running backs with at least 500 rushing yards and a pair of pass-catchers with at least 5 TDs.

Not only can Georgia score if this game turns into a shootout, but it's hard to imagine that happens. The defense is just that good. Georgia held Tennessee, the nation's best offense, to just 13 points and held another Heisman Trophy candidate (Hendon Hooker) to less than 200 passing yards.

Bet: Georgia Bulldogs -6.5 (-110)

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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